Thursday, September 18, 2014

Dragon's Rival

Dragon's Rival by H.L. Burke
Book Three in The Dragon and the Scholar

About the Book

Having abandoned his friends and family and taken to the skies, Ewan hides himself in the Wilderlands, away from humans. However, an unexpected attempt on his life and a warning from another dragon lead him to suspect that not all is right in Regone.

Ewan returns to his homeland to attend his brother's wedding and discover the source of the bounty on his head. Once there the dragon prince finds that Ryan of Westshire has been using his absence to court the Lady Shannon.

With unknown forces working to undermine his brother's throne and his own heart torn between his love for Shannon and the desire to see her happy, Ewan must choose once and for all. Is he a dragon or a man?

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My Review

Dragon's Rival has been my favorite book in the series so far. This third book is full of romance, interesting characters and a gripping plot. For example, Will is an intriguing new character in the story. He's young, resourceful and inquisitive, but who is he really?

Shannon desires motherhood, but what will it cost her? What will Ewan, the dragon prince, do when he faces death? How will Donovan respond when he realizes just how dangerous it is to seek the truth? How will Ryan respond when he discovers that his father, King Riley, has been keeping a secret from him? 

I think everyone who enjoys fantasy, adventure and romance will enjoy this book thoroughly. However, I don't recommend it for young readers, because marital bliss (sex) does feature in the story in a tasteful manner.

My review of Book One: Dragon's Curse

My review of Book Two: Dragon's Debt

ABOUT H. L. Burke

Born in a small town in north central Oregon, H. L. Burke spent most of her childhood around trees and farm animals and always accompanied by a book. Growing up with epic heroes from Middle Earth and Narnia keeping her company, she also became an incurable romantic.

An addictive personality, she jumped from one fandom to another, being at times completely obsessed with various books, movies, or television series (Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Star Trek all took their turns), but she has grown to be what she considers a well-rounded connoisseur of geek culture.

Married to her high school crush who is now a US Marine, she has moved multiple times in her adult life but believes home is wherever her husband, two daughters, and pets are.

For information about H. L. Burke's latest novels, author news and events, or to contact the writer, go to the H.L. Burke author website.

Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy for my honest review.

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